Alexandria has updated a draft transportation plan for this summer’s monthslong Metro shutdown to remove a suggestion that all of the city’s DASH buses could be free from May 25 through Sept. 2.
Updated 2017 weekday ridership numbers show an average of 612,652 linked trips a day across the entire Metrorail system last year, the fewest since 2000.
Of those considering changes to their commute since tolls began along Interstate 66, carpooling or slugging was the fourth most popular option, according to a WTOP survey of Northern Virginia commuters.
A Loudoun County supervisor says he isn’t giving up after his resolution pressing the Virginia Department of Transportation to immediately lower tolls on Interstate 66 failed to move forward in an important transportation committee.
Virginians who ride Metro are likely to make more than $75,000 per year at jobs with private companies, a new analysis of Metro survey data suggests. The survey also shows that more Marylanders ride Metro on weekdays than people who live anywhere else.
Elected leaders from across Northern Virginia are set to endorse Metro reforms that could lead to a larger board, salaries for members, and support for contracting out certain operations.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s preliminary High Capacity Transit Economic Impact Study comes as many on the commission are trying to convince lawmakers in Richmond and elsewhere that Metro needs millions in additional, dedicated funding.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission sent a letter Thursday to the Metro general manager explaining that the group has now been convinced that the service cuts are needed for safety.
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